Larry Singell, executive dean of the IU College of Arts and Sciences, is a candidate for provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas’ Lawrence campus.
Singell is the second of three candidates being considered for the position, according to a KU press release.
“The provost position at the University of Kansas was a compelling opportunity that I felt I needed to explore,” Singell said.
He will deliver a public presentation at 4 p.m. Thursday in KU’s Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union, followed by a reception.
The presentation will be streamed online for those with a KU online ID, and an archived video and online evaluation form will be available at provostsearch.ku.edu, according to the release.
Singell has been executive dean of the IU College of Arts and Sciences since 2011. He is responsible for 70 degree-granting departments and programs with more than 900 faculty and 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students, according to his IU biography website.
The School of Global and International Studies, the Media School and the School of Art and Design were developed under his leadership.
Singell previously was a 23-year faculty member at the University of Oregon, serving as head of UO’s Department of Economics from 2006 to 2008 and associate dean of the UO College of Arts and Sciences from 2008 to 2011, according to the website.
Neeli Bendapudi, a dean at KU, has also been named as a candidate for the provost and executive vice chancellor position, according to the release. Bendapudi gave a public presentation April 11.
The three candidates for the position were chosen by Steve Warren, a professor of speech-language-hearing and an investigator in the KU Life Span Institute, with the help of executive search firm R. William Funk and associates.
The third and final provost candidate will be announced Friday and will give a public presentation at 4 p.m. April 25.